Beatrice Webb Famous Quotes & Sayings

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18 Beatrice Webb Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Beatrice Webb Sayings: Renunciation - that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. Renunciation - that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: The possession of wealth, and especially the inheritance of wealth, seems almost invariably to sterilize The possession of wealth, and especially the inheritance of wealth, seems almost invariably to sterilize genius.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: That part of the Englishman's nature which has found gratification in religion is now drifting That part of the Englishman's nature which has found gratification in religion is now drifting into political life.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: Religion is love; in no case is it logic. Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: The middle man governs, however extreme may seem to be the men who sit on The middle man governs, however extreme may seem to be the men who sit on the Front Bench, in their reactionary or revolutionary opinions.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: Are all Cabinets congeries of little autocrats with a super-autocrat presiding over them? Are all Cabinets congeries of little autocrats with a super-autocrat presiding over them?
Beatrice Webb Sayings: If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: The interruptions of the telephone seem to us to waste half the life of the The interruptions of the telephone seem to us to waste half the life of the ordinary American engaged in public or private business; he has seldom half an hour consecutively at his own disposal - a telephone is a veritable time scatterer.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: All along the line, physically, mentally, morally, alcohol is a weakening and deadening force ... All along the line, physically, mentally, morally, alcohol is a weakening and deadening force ...
Beatrice Webb Sayings: Harris had the egotistical dogmatism of the self-made man who had painfully educated himself without Harris had the egotistical dogmatism of the self-made man who had painfully educated himself without contact with superior brains.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: If I ever felt inclined to be timid as I was going into a room If I ever felt inclined to be timid as I was going into a room hill of people, I would say to myself, You're the cleverest member of one of the cleverest families in the cleverest class of the cleverest nation in the world-why should you be frightened?
Beatrice Webb Sayings: If I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my If I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: We have not been impressed with any attribute of the Senate other than its appearance We have not been impressed with any attribute of the Senate other than its appearance and manners. We have heard the best speakers: they all fire off speeches which deal with the entire subject in general terms and which do not attempt to debate, to answer opponents' arguments or offer new points for discussion. And the speeches are constantly degenerating into empty rhetoric; they abound in quotations from well-known authors or from their own former speeches.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: Beneath the surface of our daily life, in the personal history of many of us, Beneath the surface of our daily life, in the personal history of many of us, there runs a continuous controversy between an Ego that affirms and an Ego that denies.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: Nature still obstinately refuses to co-operate by making the rich people innately superior to the Nature still obstinately refuses to co-operate by making the rich people innately superior to the poor people.
Beatrice Webb Sayings: At present I feel like a caged animal, bound up by the luxury, comfort and At present I feel like a caged animal, bound up by the luxury, comfort and respectability of my position. I can't get the training that I want without neglecting my duty.